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Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2010, 12:27 AM
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Posted By dbrown
Outstanding RR! Just a thought on an earlier...

Outstanding RR! Just a thought on an earlier post...



Bear hugs for the leadin' lady! :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,868
Posted By dbrown
If you plan to mount it to your handlebars, look...

If you plan to mount it to your handlebars, look for something with vibration dampening. My etrex (vista c) also developed problems, during a 600-mile ride, using the Garmin oversized handlebar...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-05-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By dbrown
I haven't seen this R1200GS mount (from BMW)...

I haven't seen this R1200GS mount (from BMW) posted, so here it is. It includes the extra bar over the gauge cluster and the small clamp assembly. I believe BMW intended it for use with the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-01-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,844
Posted By dbrown
BaseCamp 2.0.0.7 Beta is now available from...

BaseCamp 2.0.0.7 Beta is now available from Garmin website.

Downloaded and installed but would not load existing maps from RoadTrip and don't have topo map yet, so not sure about printing issue.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By dbrown
I'v never had any trouble with any of the Garmin...

I'v never had any trouble with any of the Garmin products I've purchased. I was just stating the BMW power cable that came with my BMW zumo has only two wires, even though I have been told by a BMW...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By dbrown
Well, I went out and looked at the power cable. ...

Well, I went out and looked at the power cable. The CAN-bus connector plug has only two wires connected. The third pin on the plug has no connection. I was told by a dealer (not the dealer that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By dbrown
The zumo does not have a "satellite" page like...

The zumo does not have a "satellite" page like some of the other Garmin models. There is however a satellite signal indication on the upper left corner of the menu page that appears after the unit...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-24-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By dbrown
Dead reckoning with BMW zumo

Well It passes my first test. The dead reckoning feature of my BMW zumo 550 works, well maybe. It appears to work with my '08 R1200GS, but I am going to test it further. According to my dealer,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By dbrown
"Non-transferable" was stated in the license...

"Non-transferable" was stated in the license agreement that was presented when I recently installed some Garmin mapping software. I had to check "agree" in order to proceed with the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,830
Posted By dbrown
Of the three Garmin dealers (all electronics or...

Of the three Garmin dealers (all electronics or outdoor-equipment stores) in the area that I found to have a zumo 550 in stock, none could tell me anything about the contents of the zumo box or how...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,830
Posted By dbrown
Actually warranty claims on the BMW zumo are...

Actually warranty claims on the BMW zumo are handled directly through Garmin. I found this in the FAQ section of Garmin's website (US):
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-14-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By dbrown
BMW zumo 550 discontinued

The BMW zumo 550 has been dropped from the BMW Motorrad USA website and according to my area dealers (within 250 miles) is no longer available from BMW. So if you were considering one, you must find...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-13-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,830
Posted By dbrown
From what I have gathered after months of...

From what I have gathered after months of checking forums, blogs, manufacturer websites and online/printed magazines, aside from the features listed below the software in the BMW zumo 550 and the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-12-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,830
Posted By dbrown
I have no XM antenna to to test it with but the...

I have no XM antenna to to test it with but the "Changes from version 2.40 to version 2.50:" listed on Garmin WebUpdater included "Enabled XM satellite radio support. Requires GXM-30 accessory."
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-11-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,830
Posted By dbrown
Talking BMW zumo now has XM

I updated the software of my BMW zumo GPS to version 2.50 and XM has now been enabled for subscription, like the standard Garmin zumo 550 GPS.
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